Select Committee on Science and Technology

No. 49 of Session 2006-07  5 July 2007



The Science and Technology Committee will hold an evidence session into the funding of science and discovery centres on Wednesday 11 July when evidence will be heard from:

At 9.30am

Linda Conlon, Chair, Ecsite Uk and Director, Centre for Life;
Colin Brown, Chief Executive, The Deep;
Phil Winfield, Director, INTECH; and
Alec Coles, Director, Tyne & Wear Museums

At 10.10am

Richard Halkett, Executive Director, Policy & Research Unit, NESTA;
Clare Matterson, Director of Medicine, Society and History, Welcome Trust; and
Dr Peter Anderson, Museum Consultant

At 10.50am

Jim Knight MP, Minister for Schools and 14-19 Learners, Department for Children, Schools and Families;
Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State, Department for Culture Media and Sport; and
Ian Pearson MP, Minister for Science and Innovation, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

 The session will take place in Committee Room 8.

For further information please call Ana Ferreira, on 020 7219 2793.

Previous press notices and publications are available on our website 

Notes to editors:

• Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Science and Technology Committee is empowered to examine the “expenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Innovation and its associated public bodies”. The Committee was appointed on 19 July 2005.

• This inquiry was announced on 2 May 2007 in Press notice No 35 of session 2006-07 

Membership of Committee

Mr Phil Willis (Lib Dem, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Adam Afriyie (Con, Windsor)
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Con, Mid Bedfordshire)
Mr Robert Flello (Lab, Stoke-on-Trent South)
Linda Gilroy (Lab/Co-op, Plymouth Sutton)
Dr Evan Harris (Lib Dem, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Dr Brian Iddon (Lab, Bolton South East)
Chris Mole (Lab, Ipswich)
Graham Stringer (Lab, Manchester, Blackley)
Bob Spink (Con, Castle Point)
Dr Desmond Turner (Lab, Brighton Kemptown)